Choosing the right mental health professionals to support you can be scary. You’re trusting someone with the deepest, messiest parts of yourself – and you deserve to be able to trust them fully. So let’s talk about what you can do to ensure you’re trusting the right people. I’ve recently come face to face with […]

Emotional Health, Mental Health, Mental Illness, My Journey, Support, Therapy

April 4, 2024

Let’s Talk About Ethics: Advice for Choosing and Vetting Your Mental Health Professionals

When someone enters a medical setting, they’re usually in an emotionally vulnerable place. After all, no one is seeing a doctor purely for the fun of it. So why is it that most medical practices seem to ignore the emotional and mental state of their patients? Is this really the best that we can do?  […]

Anxiety, Depression, Emotional Health, Mental Illness, Mindset, Support, Therapy

June 12, 2023

Mental Health in Medical Settings: Why Do Medical Providers Ignore Patients’ Emotional Health?

My Thoughts About The Chaos in This World. Life was hard enough growing up 40+ years ago without technology and social media and today’s problems. I’ve lived with anxiety my entire life – even when I didn’t know that’s what it was! And that was without the issues we see today. Todays kids amaze me. […]

Anxiety, Blog, Depression, Emotional Health, Mental Health, Support, Therapy

February 16, 2023

Today We Are All Spartans

  Emotional health is a priority. We need to stop sweeping things under the rug. You know what I always say…. Silence is the enemy.  My podcast The Be Ruthless Show  has a recurring theme: damage is done when we continuously sweep things under the rug and avoid talking about our emotions. It’s important to […]

Blog, Emotional Health, Relationships, Stress, Support, Teenagers, Therapy

June 2, 2022

Emotional health is a priority. We need to stop sweeping things under the rug.

If you know me at all, you know that Dallas and Sassy are my babies. My everything. Well my poor little Sass had to get her shots on May 27, which I hate. She’s always been sensitive and after just getting my 2nd COVID vaccine the week before…. I have a whole new level of […]

Emotional Health, Grieving, Inspiration, Mental Health, My Journey, Pets, Therapy

May 2, 2021

Things we do for our fur babies!

Domestic violence, like mental illness, isn’t discussed enough. We need to have open, honest dialogues and break the stigmas and silence! Domestic violence reports are on the rise throughout the US since Covid as people’s routines and lives have been so disrupted. Society/employers/government need to do more for the people struggling. It’s important to be aware […]

Domestic Violence, Mental Health, PTSD, Relationships, Support, Therapy

August 19, 2020

Domestic Violence Resources and 2020 Update

We live in a society where prejudgement and social preconceptions are everyday realities. When it comes to issues of sexual orientation, race, physical traits, and medical issues, these general attitudes end up forming our conversations and how we have them—for better or for worse. In the world of mental health, this kind of stigma plays […]


February 5, 2019

Common Misconceptions About Therapy

Your mental state is often a reflection of the world you live in. Though this is not always the case, people battling with anxiety, eating disorders, depression, or other mental health disorders often have some aspect of their life that feels hopeless or out of their control. It’s important to recognize that this aspect may […]


April 5, 2017

4 Positive Life Changes To Institute Today

When you think of counseling and psychotherapy, what comes to mind? Traditionally, psychotherapy consisted of going to a counselor’s office, sitting or lying down on a comfortable couch, and pouring your heart out to your counselor. It was your counselor’s job to not only listen to your struggles, but to also ask you relevant questions […]


January 27, 2017

Online Therapy: It’s More Effective Than You Think!

Largely misunderstood for many years, mental illness was predominantly swept under the rug. When it was discussed, it was only whispered about in hushed tones. Today, more people are beginning to realize the importance of confronting mental illness head on so that steps to recovery can be taken, but unfortunately there is still a lot […]


March 17, 2016

What Can Therapy Help Treat?

When many people think of therapy, they think of crazy people with severe mental instabilities or emotional imbalances. As a result, there is a social stigma surrounding mental health therapy all across the United States. I find this to be both incredibly unfortunate and drastically unnecessary, as the truth is that many “normal” and “sane” […]

Mental Health, Therapy

February 10, 2016

When Should You Consider Therapy? 12 Situations

It’s no secret that we have entered into a digital millennium. Though phone books and snail mail still exist, people are increasingly turning to technology for everything from communicating with their families to marketing their businesses. As technology continues to advance, it only makes sense that we should be able to use technology in more […]


October 2, 2015

4 Benefits of Online Therapy